“You can accomplish much if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

– Ronald Reagan

“Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.”

– Proverbs 18:12

“The true goal of education is to order a child’s affections and teach him to love that which is lovely.”

– Sarah Mackenzie

“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.”

– Jerry Seinfeld

“Give your children big truths they will grow into rather than light explanations they will grow out of.”

– Tedd Tripp

“We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods and that much which seems certain to the uneducated is merely temporary fashion.”

– C.S. Lewis

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.”

– Anne Sullivan (Teacher of Helen Keller)

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

“You never really understand other people until you see their bookshelves.”
– Anonymous


“Our adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘manyness,’ he will rest satisfied.”
– Richard Foster


“What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.”

– Epictetus

“Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.”

– John Ruskin

“Neither mind nor character can be made without a spiritual element. This is just the element that has grown weak, where it has not perished, in our education, and therefore in our civilization, with disastrous results.”

– Richard Livingstone

“Next to the care of our own souls a right education of our children is greatest.”

– John Bellers

“Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.”

– Henry Adams

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

– Confucius

“Teaching should be full of ideas, not stuffed with facts.”

– American Proverb

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge